Monday, August 13, 2012

Harvest Monday - August 13, 2012

I'm joining Daphne's weekly harvest Monday to share my harvest from last week. It was a week of tomatoes! There was a cluster of huge mortgage lifter that ripened all at once. In addition to that, I got several cherokee purple tomatoes and a couple of roma tomatoes. I couldn't keep up with all these tomatoes so I made some tomato sauce. I also harvested some longhorn peppers so I plan to make some dried peppers this week.
Cherokee purple and mortgage lifter tomatoes
Some more tomatoes
more tomatoes and longhorn and pablano pepper
I harvested a bowlful of basil and made pesto. I can never have enough pesto!
Basil for pesto
I love having fresh vegetables! I have to work a little bit on variety next season...but really, I can't complain. Happy gardening!


  1. I'm with you, never enough pesto! lovely harvest this week!

  2. Your basil looks just incredible! Nice tomatoes too; is Mortgage Lifter as good as I've heard? It certainly sounds productive.

  3. That's a great harvest coming from a balcony garden. Cherokee purples are my faves!

  4. Great harvest!! I'll have to make pesto real soon too!!

  5. Too many tomatoes is an excellent problem to have! The basil is gorgoeus as are the tomatoes. What a lovely combo to have at harvestable state together.

  6. Not having enough basil? Have you tried making tomato and almond pesto on spaghetti? the ingredients are almonds, tomatoes, basil, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, & garlic. Slowly add olive oil and put on pasta with Parmesan cheese. Hope you enjoy

  7. Tomatoes and Basil..... the perfect summer food.